Nonopioid Analgesics: Antidepressants, Adjuvant Therapies, and Muscle Relaxants

Author: Kathryn A. Walker

Nonopioid analgesics are oftentimes considered first-line therapy for most chronic pain syndromes. A strong understanding of these agents' mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity profiles is paramount for today's pain practitioner. This course will provide an in-depth look at each of the agents within these drug classes, their potential role in pain management, and available data supporting their use. Additionally, clinically relevant monitoring pearls will be discussed. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)

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